Soluble Apps was founded in 2010, by Peter Johnson, drawing on over 25 years of experience as Coder, Artist, Producer, Musician and Studio Head in the videogames industry. We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Our top-selling products are the popular "MailShot Pro" group email app, "ShotList" for planning movie shoots, and "FAQ", which cuts down on repetitive emailing.
I am pleased to announce the launch of EditPoint, a brand new app for reviewing and marking up audio files.
I was amazed to find there seemed to be no app on the store that would let me listen back through a podcast I had been working on, and easily make notes of a glitch I had to fix, or a gap I should make longer or shorter, etc. whilst I was taking the dog for a walk, or travelling somewhere.
Once you have listened through, it is easy to make the changes to the file in an editing package later, as each marker comes with a timecode to mark where it is in the file. That list can be shared by email to another device (or colleagues, if someone else is doing the edit.)
This app will be invaluable for anyone working on Podcasts, Radio shows, audio drama, Ads, or any other audio production.
Editpoint requires a subscription to edit markers, but it is very reasonably priced, and has a 14-day free trial which you can cancel at any time at no charge. When unsubscribed you can still view the markers you placed whilst subscribed.
EditPoint is available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad Pro- running iOS12 and higher.
A new update for our popular video planning app, ShotList, adds the ability to import storyboards and other images directly from the Files app (so Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive and more) in addition to the Photo library.
(We also put a shortcut to Settings on the Support button)
We often get asked how to select which email account Mailshot will use to send from, and until recently you could only do this by changing the Default account for all of iOS (or by tapping the “From” line of an email.)
With our latest update you can now set a default “From:” address on the Mailshot Settings page, which will be used for any new email sent from the app or its share extension.
This email address should match an account you have set up on the “Accounts & Passwords” page in the Settings app.
NOTE: If there is no matching account, the existing iOS Default will be used. There will be no warning message unless the address is illegal. You can see if the iOS default has been substituted by looking at the “From” line of the email before you send.
TIP: You can still change the sending address for an individual email, by tapping the “Cc/Bcc, From” line before you send.
Most of our MailShot users use it with the Mail app, so we are set up to work well with that by default.
However the iOS Outlook app does not accept names and addresses in the standard format of “name <address>,” when pasted into the address line (which you would do to forward an email to a group).
You can fix this by changing the format which Mailshot uses for names and addresses when they are copied to the clipboard.
Go to the Mailshot page of the Settings app (a shortcut is on the Settings button from the Support button in Mailshot), then disable the switches for “include names” and “use <>”, and enable the “; as separator” switch.
Now groups copied to the clipboard can be pasted into the address line of your forwarded emails in Outlook.
A user reported that they were unable to save XLS files to Dropbox, on investigation this was because their project name contained some accented characters (due to an issue with a third-party Excel library.)
The latest update to ShotList (9.6) includes a fix for this problem.
This follows recent updates to support the latest device screen sizes and iOS versions.
We have just released a new update for Textshot to roll together a few things we have added over the past few months.
Full support for iPhoneX screen sizes
Updated to use new contacts API, and iOS11-friendly features
Access all addresses for a contact, when their details are split across multiple address books.
Two more things to cover:
You can now swipe from the left of the screen to go back from most screens. This is useful as screens get larger, because it is harder to reach the top left of the screen
If you have both an iPad and an iPhone, you can now write an SMS on iPad and use your iPhone to send it to the phone system. To do this, enable “Text Message Forwarding” for your iPad on the Messages page of Settings on the iPhone.
As is usually the case, we use a staggered release, so this update will roll out to users over the following week.
An update is being released for MailShot users this week, containing a number of new features to make life easier for our users. Here is a little about them, and how you might make use of them.
Place the group’s name in the subject line Say your golf group is called “St. Margarets U20’s” that name will be placed in the subject line of any email sent to the group, so your contacts can see what the email concerns (you can still edit the title further, if you wish).
Enable “Group Name”, in Settings > Mailshot.
Add a text string at the bottom of each group email.
This text will be added above the signature line on every email you send through MailShot. This is useful to add something like “unsubscribe” instructions, or anything else you don’t want to include in your personal email signature.
Enter the text to use in “Text”, in Settings > Mailshot. To ask the app to interpret this as HTML (for web links, or formatting) enable “Add as HTML” on Settings > Mailshot.
Place an address in To: when you place a group in Bcc:. Mailshot can automatically place your own address in the To line of Bcc emails, so it is not left blank (which causes “Undisclosed Recipients” to appear on some email readers.)
Enter your address in “To:” on Settings > Mailshot.
You can alsoomit contact names (With a change coming in the following update, this will allow you to also forward email from Outlook). And you can change which character is used between addresses, and to surround email addresses, and whether or not to include a carriage return when copying to clipboard. These tweaks are mainly for rare compatibility cases.
We have today released a new version of ShotList, our movie scheduling app, to allow larger ensemble casts. (TIP: The cast list can also be used for other things, such as specific equipment that may be needed for a shot)
A few weeks ago we released an update for MailShot and MailShot Pro, treating email addresses as mixed case again (after we discovered that a small number of email providers apparently ARE case-sensitive- this was a surprise even to us) and updates all the iOS calls used to newest standards.
And we are currently working on TextShot, our group texting app, to update it to use the latest iOS address book calls. This is expected for release in the next week.
We have recently updated two more of our apps to take advantage of iOS11 and the new iPhone X screen.
One Day is designed to help you count down to just the most important days in your life- a gig, a holiday, the end of exams, or a wedding or birth! The new update also allows you to swipe from the left side of the screen to go back through the app, making it easier to use on larger screens.
FAQ helps make repetitive email easier, by letting you store all text from sentences to multiple paragraphs, that you can assemble into the perfect email. We use it for all our customer support here.
Mailshot 6.0 adds support for iOS 11 and for the unique iPhone X screen, it also features a big graphical update (its third or fourth since launch.)
iOS 11 made changes which broke the sharing of links from Safari and multiple photos from the Photos app, and this update fixes those issues (and improves some others)
We should have an updated tutorial video in the next few days, but it was felt to be worth getting the new version out there for anyone lucky enough to get a shiny new iPhone X.
As usual, if you have any issues, or just want to let me know how the new version feels, please drop me a line from the Support button in the app, as that includes useful diagnostic information that will help solve any issues quickly..
UPDATE: Mailshot 6.1 has just been released, this fixes an issue when sharing video from Photos, and when sharing PDFs from the Mail app.